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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Economic Development, Education, Educational Services, Urban & Community Economic Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (PCF), founded in 2006, was created to bridge the educational and career opportunity divide between urban and suburban students. Our key initiative, the Philadelphia Children’s Connection (www.philly-connect.org), is a continually expanding virtual gateway of resources that will help thousands of students, parents, teachers, mentors, and service providers achieve academic success, build stronger family foundations, and increase career prospects. By facilitating a community of non-profits, increasing awareness of local resources in the area, and having career-centered programs, we will increase high school graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment, create safer streets, and increase career opportunities.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pat R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Philadelphia Children's Foundation as an alumnus of the Temple University Fox School of Business. This experience was ultimately very gratifying to me, as outlined in the blog post that I wrote about it. (http://patrocchi.blogspot.com/2011/03/talking-to-9th-graders-about-careers.html) I cam to realize that these bright young students may not have otherwise known about the career options they had ahead of them without exposure to my presentation. However, I was only the speaker; it was the PCF that drove this, as their coordinator, Carolyn Geers, offered me an array of locations where I could speak.

Edward Anthony Welch III

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been honored to have the opportunity to support the important efforts of the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. Everyone I have recommend to participate in their speaker programs have had very positive feedback on their involvement and praise for the program and Foundation itself. This is an organization that I hope will be supported for a long time to come as it is making a difference for our children and for our region.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

What can I say. Nice caring people who want to make the world a better place, once place at a time. Fortunately our place is first (Philly).

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started my involvement with the PCF as a volunteer and liked it so much that I now serve on its Advisory Board. It has the potential to relate to so many of today's youth in so many ways. Book drives, career days, bookmobile, a work day visit at a company, and many other things both kids and their parents want their children to be exposed to. Look at the PCF website and pitch in and lend a helping hand. This organization rocks!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work the Philadelphia Children's Foundation is doing with their Career Club Program in the Philadelphia School District is having a tremendous impact. It is important for young people to be able to see different careers and begin the life planning process. This program should be implemented throughout the city because career development is vital.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PFC staff are knowledgable, organized and caring. In carrying out their mission I met with students to assist in learning about presentation skills which will assist to increase career prospects. Being able to share information to the youth of the future takes just a small amount of time to make an impact. I look forward to a continued relationship with PFC and the growth of their organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCF is a great non-profit that young students can only benefit from. They have extended their program to a few Philadelphia Public schools that are in high demand for people who care about the outcome of our youth. I believe this foundation will do great things for our inner city youth!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Philadelphia Childrens Foundation for three months during the Summer. I helped with a book drive where this non-profit organization donated 1000 books to Dunbar Elementary School. I also helped with the expansion of PCFs career-centered website,which has age-specific pages connecting students to information and activities that fosters success. I went to a resource fair in which we handed out information about PCF so more and more Philadelphia residents can be aware of the helpful resource website PCF has. I also helped with PCF's annual regatta. The regatta was a fundraising event with proceeds going to the expansion of PCFs resource website and towarads the development of outreach programs. Philadelphia Childrens Foundation changes the lives of children, teens, and adults in Philadelphia everyday. I am very happy I had the opportunity to volunteer for them.